Peyusha, Peyūṣa: 6 definitions


Peyusha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

The Sanskrit term Peyūṣa can be transliterated into English as Peyusa or Peyusha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Dharmashastra (religious law)

Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-śāstra

Peyūṣa (पेयूष) is a Sanskrit word referring to “new milk,” (i.e., the milk of the newly-delivered cow, whose blood-flow has not ceased). The word is used throughout Dharmaśāstra literature such as the Manusmṛti. (also see the Manubhāṣya verse 5.6)

Dharmashastra book cover
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Dharmashastra (धर्मशास्त्र, dharmaśāstra) contains the instructions (shastra) regarding religious conduct of livelihood (dharma), ceremonies, jurisprudence (study of law) and more. It is categorized as smriti, an important and authoritative selection of books dealing with the Hindu lifestyle.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Peyūṣa (पेयूष).—

1) Nectar.

2) The milk of a cow that has calved within seven days; सप्तरात्रप्रसूतायाः क्षीरं पेयूष- मुच्यते (saptarātraprasūtāyāḥ kṣīraṃ peyūṣa- mucyate) Hārāvalī; Ms.5.6.

3) Fresh ghee.

Derivable forms: peyūṣaḥ (पेयूषः), peyūṣam (पेयूषम्).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Peyūṣa (पेयूष).—mn.

(-ṣaḥ-ṣaṃ) 1. The milk of a cow, which has calved within seven days. 2. Fresh Ghee. 3. Amrita or nectar. E. pīya Sautra root, for to drink, ūsun Unadi aff., and the vowel changed; otherwise pīyūṣa, q. v.

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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